How Does Government Work in the UK?

How Does Government Work in the UK?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve explored democracy and what it looks like in the UK. This week, we delve a little deeper and explain how government works in the UK. Are Government and Parliament the same thing? Although a lot of people use the words interchangeably,...
How Do We Make Democracy Fair

How Do We Make Democracy Fair

Over the last few weeks, we’ve explored democracy, and what it looks like in Britain today. This week, we are digging a little deeper, and asking how we make democracy fair. Secret Ballots Perhaps the main way in which we have made democracy fair is by using secret...
What is British Democracy Like?

What is British Democracy Like?

Following last week’s exploration of democracy, this week we will be exploring what democracy looks like in Britain. Westminster As we touched on last week, during general elections the population are able to vote for Members of Parliament to represent their interests...
What Is Democracy?

What Is Democracy?

In this week’s British Values blog, we will answer the question: ‘What is democracy?’ Where does it come from? The word democracy comes from the Greek demos meaning ‘common people’, and kratos meaning ‘power’. This is reflected in the system, where the voice of every...
How Do You Decide Who Runs The Country

How Do You Decide Who Runs The Country

In this blog series we will explore British values, from who runs the country and how, to respect and tolerance. First up, how do you decide who rules the country? Although Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British monarch, the country is actually ruled by...